In today’s hectic business world, it’s easy to get into a rut and feel like you’re running around, head in the grind, suffocating and unable to come up for air.
Regardless of whether you’re an entrepreneur or an employee, the stress inevitably builds up over time, and you consistently push yourself to work harder, forgetting to relax and rejuvenate.
How then, do you find time for success? The secret is actually easier than you think.
Why Successful People Love Their Work
I know it’s cliché to say that the real secret to success is to do what you love. As the saying goes, after all, if you love your work, you’ll never work a day in your life!
While this may feel inspirational and motivational to find your passion, the reality is quite different. The hard truth is that “passion” doesn’t always pay, and yet there is a lot of data that the most successful people do genuinely love their work.
The reason? Simple. If you love your work, you’re more likely to be able to be engaged in it day in and day out. Suddenly, the “daily grind” doesn’t feel so bad, and you’re able to stay motivated, procrastinate less, and just accomplish more.
According to Jack Canfield, one of my favorite success writers, over time, those slight differences, like diving into a new project with enthusiasm rather than dreading and delaying it, can add up significantly, and create a huge gap between those who are tremendously successful, and those who aren’t.
So the next time you think about what success really means to you, maybe you should think about your attitudes and enjoyment at work first.